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Amiloride / hydrochlorothiazide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Amiloride / hydrochlorothiazide is also known as: Moduretic, Moduretic 5-50

Medically reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

Amiloride / hydrochlorothiazide Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

AU TGA pregnancy category: C
US FDA pregnancy category: B

Animal studies have revealed decreased pup birth weight and weaning weight at doses that reduced maternal weight gain during and after gestation. Animal studies with amiloride have shown decreased pup growth and survival. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category C: Drugs which, owing to their pharmacological effects, have caused or may be suspected of causing, harmful effects on the human fetus or neonate without causing malformations. These effects may be reversible. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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Amiloride / hydrochlorothiazide Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended and a decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown (amiloride); Yes (hydrochlorothiazide)
Excreted into animal milk: Yes (amiloride)

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Moduretic (amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Moduretic (amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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